Worcestershire v Essex
County Championship 1973
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 26th, 28th, 29th May 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 5 (Bowling 5); Essex 1 (Bowling 1)
UmpiresR Aspinall, HD Bird
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 132/2 (Headley 72*, Ormrod 45*)
Close of play day 2No play

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Cass b Holder12     
BC Francisc Cass b Holder4     
*KWR Fletcherc Cass b D'Oliveira26     
RMO Cookec Yardley b D'Oliveira18     
KD Boycec Cass b Holder17     
S Turnerc Cass b Holder3     
RE Eastc Cass b Holder4     
RNS Hobbsc Stewart b Brain5     
+N Smithnot out6     
JK Leverb Brain0     
DL Acfieldb Holder1     
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(all out, 46.3 overs)98
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-22, 3-54, 4-73, 5-80, 6-81, 7-86, 8-93, 9-93, 10-98 (46.3 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain14   6292--
D'Oliveira13   2352--
Gifford4   1120--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleynot out72     
DER Stewartb Lever1     
RJ Lanchbury hit wkt b Boyce7     
JA Ormrodnot out45     
BL D'Oliveiradid not bat      
TJ Yardleydid not bat      
IN Johnsondid not bat      
+GR Cassdid not bat      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
VA Holderdid not bat      
BM Braindid not bat      
Extras(7 nb)7
Total(2 wickets, 54 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-38
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce14   2281--
Lever9   2171--
Turner8   1220--
East8   3110--
Hobbs9   3310--
Acfield6   3160--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> RNS Hobbs (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 4
--> JA Ormrod (1) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 28
--> RJ Lanchbury made his debut for Worcestershire in County Championship matches
--> N Smith made his debut for Essex in County Championship matches
--> N Smith made his debut for Essex in first-class matches
--> BL D'Oliveira reached 250 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> VA Holder achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 6-21)





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